Adventures in QA https://adventuresinqa.com Software Testing, Agile Development and Product Management by Daniel Knott Fri, 30 Jul 2021 12:09:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 80347956 Member of the Advisory Board https://adventuresinqa.com/2021/08/02/askui-member-of-the-advisory-board/ Mon, 02 Aug 2021 07:00:48 +0000 https://adventuresinqa.com/?p=5978 Today, I want to share some really exciting news with you. The company askui has appointed an advisory board with three software testing industry experts. Together with Lalitkumar Bhamare, the founder of Tea Time with Testers and Nithin S.S., the founder of Synapse QA and myself, we will support and advise the company in any …

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Today, I want to share some really exciting news with you. The company askui has appointed an advisory board with three software testing industry experts. Together with Lalitkumar Bhamare, the founder of Tea Time with Testers and Nithin S.S., the founder of Synapse QA and myself, we will support and advise the company in any software  testing related topics. I am looking forward to work with Jonas Menesklou & Dominik Klotz, Co-founders, and their team to become an industry leader in software test automation tools based on AI.

Read the official press release here.

If you want to be part of the future of askui, feel free to sign up for the closed beta testing phase. It’s free of charge and you can already get an idea how powerful askui is and how it will become even better in the future.

Feel free to follow the company on social media

#HappyTesting

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My Journey from Testing to Product Management https://adventuresinqa.com/2021/02/23/my-journey-from-testing-to-product-management/ Tue, 23 Feb 2021 17:08:00 +0000 https://adventuresinqa.com/?p=5962 Last week, I attended the virtual conTEST conference in New York. At the conference I gave my talk about my journey from software testing to product management. You can find the slides here. Some weeks ago, I was interviewed on the same topic on our corporate product medium blog. In the interview I am talking …

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Last week, I attended the virtual conTEST conference in New York. At the conference I gave my talk about my journey from software testing to product management. You can find the slides here.

Some weeks ago, I was interviewed on the same topic on our corporate product medium blog. In the interview I am talking about my career change from a lead test engineer to a senior product manager.
Read the complete interview here.

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Product Managers and Software Testers – The Perfect Tandem https://adventuresinqa.com/2020/06/17/product-managers-and-software-testers-the-perfect-tandem/ Wed, 17 Jun 2020 08:17:20 +0000 https://adventuresinqa.com/?p=5928 Read why Product Managers should have a close relationship to software testers in the team

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In my latest blog post, that I wrote on the Applause blog, I wrote about the relationship between product managers and software testers. Im my career, I worked for more than 10 years as professional software tester and was always working really close with my product managers. Now that I have changed my role to product management, I really see the big benefits in working close together with the product manager as a tandem. 

Depending on the people, the collaboration between each other can be challenging. One of the most important things to establish is a good relationship between the product manager and the software tester. However, this not only applies between the two but rather for the whole team.

Having a healthy and happy work environment helps a lot to reach hard challenges in the product development phase.

Here is a short excerpt from the article that I wrote and published on the Applause blog.

Why Product Managers Should Have a Close Relationship with Software Testers

A fully staffed agile software development team consists of different disciplines. There is usually one product manager, an agile coach, multiple developers, an interaction and visual designer and last but not least a software tester. The software tester in the team, usually has a challenging, but critical role. This person not only has to define test cases, execute the tests, write test automation or define test data but also help the team to establish a quality mindset and to make quality a whole team effort. Furthermore, software testers in a team have lots of knowledge about the product being developed and the users using it afterwards.

This is valuable knowledge might be helpful for the product manager to discover and to define new products or features.

Support Technical Work and Quality Thinking

The product manager usually defines the work of a team. In most cases the team is focussing on delivering features to the customers. However, software products also need architectural re-work as well as maintenance efforts. As part of this, software testers as well as the whole team should get the support by the product manager to invest time to work on such topics. 

The technical work, including test automation must always be a priority during the planning of product development and the product manager must support the team in this. Often enough test automation is scoped out of a product due to time pressure. However, it’s essential for the product that quality measures are always in place and the product manager must support this. If a product manager denies such work, the product will suffer from poor quality and unhappy users in the long run.

You want to know more about this topic? Please, read the full  article here:

https://www.applause.com/blog/product-manager-relationship-software-testers

#HappyTesting

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Webinar Recording about Mobile Testing is Online https://adventuresinqa.com/2020/05/25/webinar-recording-about-mobile-testing-is-online/ Mon, 25 May 2020 09:19:48 +0000 https://adventuresinqa.com/?p=5923 Webinar Recording about mobile testing is online

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Last week, I gave a webinar together with Applause about the topic 8 BEST PRACTICES FÜR DAS TESTEN MOBILER APPS in german. If you missed the webinar last week, you can now watch the recording of it here.

If you have feedback or questions to the webinar, let me now on twitter.

https://go.applause.com/de-webinar-8bestpractices-mobiletesting.html

Enjoy the recording and #HappyTesting

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How to Ship Products Faster https://adventuresinqa.com/2020/03/23/how-to-ship-products-faster/ Mon, 23 Mar 2020 08:55:28 +0000 https://adventuresinqa.com/?p=5912 Every product company wants to deliver great products with high quality to its customers. The delivery or development speed at the same time must get faster without losing the quality of the product. Therefore, companies and especially product managers always try to optimize the software development process to get faster without losing the quality of …

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Every product company wants to deliver great products with high quality to its customers. The delivery or development speed at the same time must get faster without losing the quality of the product. Therefore, companies and especially product managers always try to optimize the software development process to get faster without losing the quality of the product and to be ahead of their competitors.

Well Defined Product Development Strategy

The basis for every company and software development team should be a product strategy. With the help of the strategy a team can derive its own necessary steps, that will help to speed up the development of the product. As a first step, a company or team must identify the market and the target audience the product will be developed for. If this knowledge is available it’s much easier to focus on the needs of the customers and to get into the details.
Based on the target audience a development team and especially the product manager in collaboration with UX/ UI colleagues can start with early prototyping.

The early prototypes can be used to talk to the target customers to get first insights about the potential of the new product. This early user involvement will help the team again to focus on the features that really matter to the customers.

However, there are things to improve within a software development team. In my latest article, that I wrote for Applause you can get full insights. The article covers more topics like

  • Agile & Lean way of working
  • Automation
  • Documentation

Read the full article here: https://www.applause.com/blog/4-steps-to-ship-your-products-faster

#HappyTesting

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